It’s become a bit of a popular saying over the years
Starting with Oprah and Tony Robbins
And trickling down to famous internet business gurus
Who all talk about the importance of self-awareness for success
It’s an idea grounded in human psychology and one that is at the very top of the food chain when it comes to growth, reaching your desires for change, and feeling fulfilled and happy
Sounds like a magic bullet, right?
Well, it kind of is.
Whether or not you realize it self- awareness is the basis for everything else in your life
It’s being aware of the daily actions, decisions, thoughts, routines and emotional responses you have to everything around you
It’s powerful, but it takes purposeful practice to get past all the gate keepers that you’ve created over time
To shield you from being uncomfortable, past heartache or trauma, or difficult emotions like guilt and shame
“Often the moment when we most need to pause is exactly when it feels most intolerable to do so.”Tara Brach
But that is where the change happens, through the knowing and the feeling
Once you start practicing self- awareness everything else becomes EASIER somehow
Because you can see your daily actions for what they are RIGHT NOW and if you want to, take small actions to change them
I say if you want to because frankly you might now want to change drinking wine every night or eating chocolate everyday
And that’s perfectly fine! No judgement from me
But if you’re not fully aware of your actions it will be easy to say one thing and be doing another.
Let’s put it this way, if you think that you eat “well” and don’t indulge too much but you’re not sure why you’re not losing weight, getting healthier, or looking different
Then I’d have you consider you may not be as aware of your actions as you think. Or you’re not being completely honest with yourself…
And you’ll feel that internally as a disruption, like something’s not right, and it will keep you with a static feeling like things won’t change or can’t change because you’re doing everything you can and nothings happening, right?
See how that can be really self-defeating…
But chances are you don’t realize it’s even happening because on the surface level you’ll keep telling yourself a story
It might sound harsh but it’s true, and we’re all doing it all the time.
It can happen with career motivation, relationships, finances…. Anything that we think critically about
Without self awareness it’s like looking through a lens covered in Vaseline
No matter what it is, It’s not gonna be a clear picture
Becoming more self aware is the act of cleaning the lens
It many not be the picture you want to see right now, that’s the most important part because that’s where the delusion lies, and that’s where the power to change it lies too.
But the only way to realize where you’re aligned with your values and desires and where you’re off track is to take an honest look
Without judgement or emotion
Why is this so important for habit/lifestyle change?
To quote Dr. Phil (I know)
“ Everything we do works for us”Dr. Phil
Meaning we all have reasons for the habits we’ve created, they give us something
The key is to find out the underlying reasons WHY we might be doing something that we know is hurting our health, keeping us from reaching our potential, cutting us off from others….
It’s work that no one else can do for you because everyone has their own patterns and desires
That’s why cookie cutter diets and workouts don’t work
Because they’re designed for everyone and no one at the same time
And they don’t get to the root of the issue- because everybody knows an apple is better for you than a donut, so why keep eating the donut?
That’s where the power of coaching comes in!
That’s why we’ve created a coaching system that works with you to guide you through the specific changes you want to make
Bridging the gap between where you are and where you want to be- through personalized fitness and nutrition coaching, mindset and community to support you every step of the way
Because you’re in charge of your own life- that’s all we ever really get- and when you take back that power and clean the lens of your awareness
Everything gets BETTER
Committed to Your Success,
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